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Star Trek Thirty-Five Years On 35MM: A Retrospective

Friday, November 28th, 2014


In honor of the forthcoming thirty-fifth anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the Philadelphia Film Society and Geekadelphia will present six days of Trek film screenings.

The films will include all six of the original series films.


A Klingon Christmas Carol’s Last Season

Thursday, November 27th, 2014


In December, the last performance of A Klingon Christmas Carol will take place in Chicago.

This year’s performance will take place December 4-21 at the Athenaeum Theater in Chicago.


Paramount London Star Trek Attraction

Friday, November 7th, 2014


Some concept art for the proposed Paramount London Entertainment Resort includes a Star Trek-themed area.

The attraction, in the consultation phase before work begins, is slated to open in 2020.


OSU Trek Halftime Band

Thursday, November 6th, 2014


During last week’s Ohio State football game against Illinois, sci-fi fans were treated to a science fiction-themed halftime show.

The OSU band’s halftime show was They Came from Outer Space.


Ships Of The Line Sweepstakes

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014


A new sweepstakes is offering a nice prize for Trek fans.

The Star Trek Ships of the Line Sweepstakes will award a custom-built, screen-accurate Enterprise NX-01 Artisan Replica by Quantum Mechanix.


The Red Shirt Diaries Episode Ten

Monday, November 3rd, 2014


The latest episode of The Red Shirt Diaries is out, and funding is being raised to create the second season of the webseries.

The tenth episode is based on The Corbomite Maneuver.


These Are The Voyages TOS Season Three Kickstarter

Monday, November 3rd, 2014


The last volume in the These Are the Voyages series of books is completed and ready to be printed.

Written by Marc Cushman, the seven-hundred-and-fifty-four page book will come out before Christmas, if a new Kickstarter campaign is successful.


November-December 2014 Trek Conventions And Appearances

Friday, October 31st, 2014


There will be fifteen conventions, shows or appearances in November and December 2014 that will feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies.

November begins with the Rhode Island Comic Con, to be held November 1-2 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island. In attendance will be Bobby Clark, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Saul Rubinek, William Shatner, and George Takei.


The Red Shirt Diaries #9

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014


It’s a new week, and time for the latest episode of The Red Shirt Diaries, which chronicles the adventures of the hapless Ensign Williams.

This week’s episode is based on the original series episode Dagger of the Mind.


Trek Screenwriter Washington D.C. Appearance

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014


Screenwriter Morgan Gendel, who wrote the Hugo Award-winning The Next Generation episode The Inner Light, will be in D.C. to screen the episode and to conduct a writing workshop.

The free screening of The Inner Light will be followed by a discussion and a question and answer session.


The Red Shirt Diaries #8

Monday, October 20th, 2014


The eighth episode of The Red Shirt Diaries chronicles the adventures of redshirt Ensign Williams during the original series episode Miri.

In this episode, DC comics writer Sterling Gates (Supergirl, Kid Flash, JLA: Vibe), co-stars as Doctor McCoy.


Cracked’s New Sci-Fi Satire

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

StarshipIcarus101614 has introduced Starship Icarus, a new four-part online science fiction satire series.

The series aims to “seek out strange new life and adventure” courtesy of the “low-level support crew who maintain” the Starship Icarus.


The Red Shirt Diaries #7

Monday, October 13th, 2014


A new week means a new episode of The Red Shirt Diaries, and this week’s episode focuses on the original series episode What are Little Girls Made of.

In Episode Seven, Redshirt Ensign William’s friends Omar and Mia are sent to the surface for an away mission, but will they ever make it back to the Enterprise?


Trek Props And Costumes At Prop Store Auction

Monday, October 13th, 2014


This Thursday, the Prop Store will hold its first live auction event in Westfield, London at the Vue Cinema in the Westfield Shopping Centre in London.

The auction will feature three-hundred-and-seventy-five original film and television props and costumes, including Star Trek items.


Borg Cube Cake

Thursday, October 9th, 2014


Nerdy Nummies, a “geeky cooking show” from Rosanna Pansino, is featuring a Star Trek edible treat in the latest episode.

Pansino created a Borg Cube Cake, and shares the tricks of doing so with her online audience.